"When my 401(k) plan reaches its prerecession value."
-- Daniel Berkon, Culmen International
"I don't have one. I plan for the worst, hope for the best, and expect nothing specific." -- Dan Price, Gravity Payments
"Dow over 10,000." -- Scott Kimball, Kimball Concepts
"12,000 DJIA." -- John Bowlsby, ChemSol
"When terms on our lines of credit revert to those similar to what were in place before the financial meltdown."
-- Lee Waters, Clear Harbor
"When purchases are based on my desires, not on solely my family's needs." -- Ben Bassi, CommonPlaces
"When California balances its budget." -- Therese Tucker, BlackLine Systems
"My wife will stop shopping -- she can't avoid the sales!"
-- Marc Lore, Diapers.com
"When our customers start paying timely like they used to!" -- Vidya Ravichandran, GlowTouch Technologies
"Wine clubs get back in style -- high-end wine clubs." -- Kevin Greaney, Children's Progress
"When people stop talking about the recession." -- Doug Leeds, StoreBoard Media
"When Twitter tells me we are." -- Nathaniel Broughton, Plus1 Marketing
"I do not foresee a recovery in the next five years, but the press will claim recovery once a week as stocks rise and fall on financial news." -- Paul Gierow, GATR Technologies
"I have no idea." -- Sean Harper, TSS-Radio